There’s a new 85288 zip code coming to Tempe!
On June 3rd, 2022, the US Postal Service announced that there would be a new zip code for the City of Tempe. This change becomes effective as of July 1, 2022.
Residents will have one year after the change as a grace period. All people in the area are encouraged to start using the new zip code and to notify anyone who sends mail to them.
ie: Family, friends, business associates anyone that sends mail to them.
When we currently think of the City of Tempe, we think of 4 main zip codes. For as long as I can remember, we have had 85281 and 85282 as the northern part of Tempe and 85283 and 85284 in the southern portion of the city. We have a small zip code near ASU and two others that are used for PO BOX deliveries. (85287, 85280, 85285)
Some of the new zip code is north of Tempe town lake. Another portion is located south of the lake, east of Rural and north of University. Another small portion is located east of the 101 freeway and includes a little more than the Villagio neighborhood.
This area is where South Scottsdale meets the northern part of our city. Residents love the convenience of being so close to so many amazing things.
Being close to easy freeway access, outdoor activities and parks, tons of restaurants, world-class shopping, jobs and so much more are things this area is known for. The different types of housing in the area are a benefit, as well. Single family homes, condos, and townhomes can all be found in the area. There’s a mix of older homes with some newer infill projects, as well.
The City of Tempe was incorporated in 1892 and a lot has happened around here since that time. Personally, I was surprised to hear that we are getting a new zip code here in the City of Tempe. BUT, with the rapid population growth in our area, the USPS has to find ways to continue to offer effective and efficient service.
Pay attention if you live in the area or if you do business there. This change kind of snuck up on a lot of people, and I’m sure many will be caught off guard. If you live or have a business in the new 85288 area, the USPS is notifying you by mail.
Please feel free to contact the USPS for any questions related to these changes.